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Regimental number1191
Place of birthBiggleswade, Beforshire, England
SchoolCouncil School, Biggleswade, Bedforshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
AddressNewtown, Biggleswade, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Edmund Garner, Newtown, Biggleswade, England
Previous military serviceServed in Bedforshire Yeomanry, England from 1907 to 1912.
Enlistment date22 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHis testament was picked up on battlefield of Flers.
FateKilled in Action 28 February 1917
Place of death or woundingUnknown
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sarah NEWTOWN, Biggleswade, England
Family/military connectionsBrother: Frederick, died of wounds, France, 21 November 1918. Lcpl in Bedforshire Regiment.

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